Kristen Bell has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' comedy remake CHiPs, along side her husband Dax Shepard, according to a new report at The Wrap. No details were given regarding her role, but she joins a cast that also includes Michael Pena, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar and Vincent D'Onofrio, who is playing the villain. No plot details have been revealed yet, but earlier this summer, Michael Pena revealed to us exclusively that the script has a different sense of humor than the original TV show."Yeah, I mean, we're doing our own thing. They are cops on motorcycles, and Dax Shepard wrote the script. The humor in it is way different. It's funny because, when you read it, it's funny, but when you say it, it's funnier. Knock on wood, we're rehearsing all the time, and we just want to get that as right as possible, and have it be a very enjoyable ride, with the action and everything. I have high hopes for it, and it's a big opportunity for me.
Dax Shepard also wrote the script and will direct, while playing Jon Baker, alongside Michael Pena as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello, roles originated by Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada. We reported in May that this remake will center on an exotic car theft ring, lead by Vincent D'Onofrio's character, who used to be a cop himself. No details have been given for Adam Brody and Rosa Salazar's roles at this time.Read More
Kristen Bell has joined the growing cast of Universal Pictures' comedy Michelle Darnell, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Melissa McCarthy stars as the title character, described as a "titan of industry," who goes to jail after she's caught for insider trading. Upon her release, she tries to re-brand herself, but soon discovers that not everyone is ready to forgive her, including those who she ripped off.
Kristen Bell is playing the title character's former assistant, a single mother trying to start her own cupcake business, who helps Michelle on her quest to create a new image. Kathy Bates is playing Michelle's wealthy and eccentric mentor whom the title character wants to emulate. Peter Dinklage is playing the primary antagonist, although no specific details were given regarding his character.Read More
Back in January, it was announced that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is behind a new web series for CW Seed, which centers on both the actor Ryan Hansen and his Dick Casablancas character from the original series and the Veronica Mars movie. Today, it has been confirmed that the web series will be entitled Play It Again, Dick, and will feature Veronica Mars stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro), Kyle Gallner (Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas) and Christopher B. Duncan (Clarence Wiedman), all playing both their fictional characters and real-life versions of themselves.
Also joining the cast is Ryan Devlin, who played rapist Mercer Hayes in Veronica Mars Season 3, but now will be Teddy Dunn's character Duncan Kane, while also playing a version of himself. Chris Lowell and Ken Marino are also two of the only returning alums who will only play themselves, and not their characters from Veronica Mars. On the flip side, Amanda Noret and Lisa Thornhill are only appearing in the "show-within-a-show" as Madison Sinclair and Celeste Kate respectively, and not as fictionalized versions of themselves.Read More
Warner Bros. has unveiled the second clip from the Veronica Mars movie. The canceled cult series was resurrected after a very successful kick-starter brought the ex-teenage private eye to the big screen. Watch as Keith (Enrico Colantoni) and Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) have a father/daughter moment in this latest look and read on to find out if you can still find early release tickets.
Pre-sale for the March 13th early release sold out almost immediately, prompting AMC Theaters to expand the program to the following theaters nationwide.Read More
Veronica Mars, as the cancelled series returns to the big screen sometime in 2014. In anticipation of this monumental event, we caught up with Kristen to not only talk about Frozen, but also get an update on Veronica Mars. Watch our exclusive interview with Julian Roman and find out what to expect in theaters soon.
Veronica Mars was released March 14th, 2014.Read More
Disney animation has a surefire hit with Frozen this Thanksgiving. Based on the classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen has been updated with a modern sensibility and the values of sisterhood. Kristen Bell stars as Anna, the younger sister to Elsa (Idina Menzel), a princess with the power to freeze anything she touches. Inseparable as children, Elsa accidentally hurt Anna with her powers. Her parents lock her away and with a troll wizard's help, erase Anna's memory of the event. When Elsa becomes the Queen, she is unable to contain her powers. Afraid she will hurt people, Elsa flees into the dark forest, unknowingly casting a spell that freezes the entire kingdom. Anna must save the kingdom and find a way to reconcile with her sister. Josh Gad costars as Olaf, a lovable magical snowman that Elsa creates. Frozen is a wondrous musical tale that leaves you enchanted with a little feminist spirit. Check out our interviews below with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee.
Frozen was released November 27th, 2013.Read More